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The Confession Hardcover – 1 February 2004

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Product details

  • ASIN : 0312303289
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books; 1st edition (1 February 2004)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 326 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780312303280
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312303280
  • Dimensions : 16.15 x 2.95 x 24.43 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

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"Postwar Eastern Europe chillingly evoked by a storyteller... who understands the relentless conjunction between character and suspense.... Good enough to suggest comparison with Graham Greene; place the author in the forefront of contemporary suspense writers..."-"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) "This is a gripping and fully realized portrayal of a man whose strengths, flaws, struggle, and ultimate fall are emblematic of the fate of Eastern Europe itself. While skillfully developed, the intricacies of plot, particularly the story behind the diverse crimes, fade to relative insignificance in light of Ferenc's heartrending 'confession'. Densely atmospheric and strongly recommended..."-"Library Journal" (starred review) "Beyond delivering an involving police procedural in an intriguing setting, the author relates with spare irony his narrator's psychological journey.... ["The Confession"] is enthusiastically recommended for fans of well-made hard-boiled and noir fiction."-"Booklist" (starred review) "Bigger in scope... than "The Bridge of Sighs" [...Steinhauer's original and mesmerizing first mystery]... the novel makes readers wonder just what Steinhauer will do for the next book in his series..."-"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

About the Author

Olen Steinhauer was inspired to write his Eastern European crime series while on a Fulbright Fellowship in Romania. His first novel, The Bridge of Sighs, was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. Raised in Texas, he currently lives in Budapest.

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